Barolo, the king of wines, the wine of the king

Barolo, the king of wines, the wine of the king

by Vini Giribaldi

Barolo, the king of wines, the wine of the king

Vini Giribaldi

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30/MAY/2019
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Matteo Giribaldi has a dream: to create an unforgettable Barolo. The wine loved in the European courts of XIX century, ambassador of Piedmont around the world. Matteo found the perfect land where to create his vineyard, but... it's a wood! To plant the young vines there's so much to do. This is the right project to live the privilege of seeing the birth of a vineyard, its small leaves, its first fruits.

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About the project

In Piedmont, beautiful region in the North West of Italy, there is a special grapevine variety called Nebbiolo. A typical variety that became famous all over the world thanks to a wine made with its grapes: Barolo.
In the XIX century Barolo was the wine of the European courts thanks to the determination of Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour and the last Marquise of Barolo Giulia Colbert Falletti. Rapidly, Barolo became the ambassador of Piedmont of the Savoy in the European courts. "The king of wines and the wine of kings". The pride of the Langhe, an area appreciated throughout the world thanks to its beauty and its wines.

Matteo Giribaldi wants to create an unforgettable Barolo, starting from zero, from the ground. In the last months Matteo and his family have looked for the perfect land where to create their vineyard and finally they found it: a piece of heaven on Earth, halfway between the sea and the mountains, where the sea breeze and a cold wind from the Alps blow. Barolo needs a particular microclimate, and a limestone soil, full of fossils.
Matteo and his family found it but.. it's a wood! A large piece of land full of trees and bushes. So there is a lot of work to do before planting the young vines and it will take years to see the results. Nature follows its rythm, we need to respect this. 

A project of birth and rebirth, that will give to the new relatives the privilege of seeing the birth of a vineyard, its small leaves, its first fruits. Step by step, like a baby starting to walk...

Vini Giribaldi

The Winemaker

Matteo Giribaldi is a young winemaker, fourth generation of a family that produces wine from 1900. Matteo became part of the team in 2006 straight after finishing the “Oenological School” in Alba. He is an enthusiastic person who loves his work and does the best to create great wines in a sustainable way. At the beginning of his career he turned all the production into organic.
A wine is the reflection of the people who make it, those who work in the vineyard, those who work day and night in the winery during the harvest. A wine tells a long story of joys and fears, risks and success. All of this and much more is inside Matteo's bottles.

Vini Giribaldi

Update \3

28/Apr/2017

Spring is in the Air

The little vines have now woken up after the long winter months and are enjoying the lovely warm sunny afternoons.

We have planted the fence poles and the cordon wires, to make the training of the vines easier.

This is a very delicate time of year, and seeing as the vines are still near to the ground, it is important that the temperature does not fall too low in the evenings that would  damage growth.

Spring is in the Air

Update \2

30/Jan/2017

The vines are sleeping...

The winter period is long and difficult for the newly planted vine. At this time of year, to the eye it seems there is no growth at all above the soil, and the vine looks as though it is dying. Simply, the vine is dormant.

However, under the soil, the vine is taking up nutrients, and storing energy, needed for the developing shoots in early spring. 

Ready for our Barolo?

The vines are sleeping...

Update \1

29/Sep/2016

Small vines grow

This is the hardest period of the year for the winemakers, in fact we have a lot work to do to be ready for the harvest. And now we have also a young vineyard to grow. A challenge for our small winery Vini Giribaldi. We are so proud about that.

During these sunny days of September, the small vines have started to grow, now have leaves and are about 3 cm tall. The soil even though it looks hard clay is really soft and crumbles under your feet; excellent for run off and drainage.
The first year of the vineyard is vital, and straight after the harvest towards the end of October, all our efforts and hard work will go the new vineyard: the ground will have to be turned constantly by hand to make sure there is perfect drainage, no unwanted plants, and no pests or animals attack the small vines.

We will do our best to prepare the new vineyard for its first long cold winter. The first year is the most important for these small little vines.
Dear Winefriends and Wine Relatives, support us to create the wonderful vineyard of Barolo, the king of the wines and the wine of the king!

Small vines grow

Rewards

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  • 50% discount on the purchase of 6 bottles from Vini Giribaldi on www.thewinefathers.com
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200 €
  • 6 bottles from Vini Giribaldi
  • 50% discount on the purchase of other 6 bottles from Vini Giribaldi on www.thewinefathers.com
  • Gift by the winemaker
  • Individually numbered certificate of wineuncle/aunt sent via email by The Winefathers
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Winebrother/Winesister
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500 €
  • Weekend for 2 people (2 nights in a B&B)
  • Visit to vineyards, winery and places of interest in the neighborhood
  • Wine and food tasting
  • 6 mixed bottles from Vini Giribaldi
  • 50% discount on the purchase of other 12 bottles from Vini Giribaldi on www.thewinefathers.com
  • Gift by the winemaker
  • Christmas gift signed by the winemaker
  • Individually numbered certificate of winebrother/sister sent via email by The Winefathers
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1000 €
  • 360 degress experience in the world of wine, 5 days for 2 people (4 nights in a B&B)
  • Activities in the countryside, visit to vineyards, winery and places of interest in the neighborhood
  • Wine and food tasting
  • 12 free bottles from Vini Giribaldi
  • 50% discount on the purchase of other 24 bottles from Vini Giribaldi on www.thewinefathers.com
  • Gift by the winemaker
  • Christmas and Birthday gifts signed by the winemaker
  • Individually numbered certificate of winefather/mother sent via email by The Winefathers
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